America! F*** Yeah!

When the Climate Comedians set off to measure how much of the Antarctic had melted away due to global warming, they got their silly little boat stuck.

The Russians came to help, but they couldn’t get close enough. ?Too much ice.

Next, the Chinese came to help. ?But they are now stuck in the ice themselves.

So who you gonna call?

Two ships stuck in ice off Antarctica will be stranded for at least another week.

A fresh attempt at a rescue mission to free the research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy began yesterday.

United States Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star left Sydney yesterday afternoon.

Australian Maritime Safety spokesperson Lisa Martin said it is a highly capable ship and it can break ice six metres deep.

“The master of the Polar Star will work with the masters of the vessels beset by ice to see how they can best recover and try and free the vessels from the ice.”

The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long was originally sent to free the Akademik Shokalskiy from the ice, before becoming stuck itself last week.

So will America save the day?

I can’t wait for the next Ship of Fools to get stuck as well. ?

Caution: ?NSFW Language